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A Key Messages Update is published monthly and includes items from the Board, Museum Advisory Council (MAC), and the administration. These topics include the highlights and successes of the month, as well as the Board’s perspective on matters of importance. Key Messages for the month are presented under each of the four Strategic Plan Goals. Subscribe to our Key Messages.

Key Messages of the Month-June 2019

Posted by Sabrina on June 26, 2019

Vibrant Spaces

  • The Vibrant Spaces & Capital Campaign Committee, with CEO, have continued to meet with TBM SMT on the future expansion opportunities to LE Shore. We look forward to the presentation to Council prior to the 2020 Budget presentations.

Organizational Capacity

  • The Museum Advisory Council is happy to announce the appointment of their newest member, Kirsty Stevenson.

  • The personnel policy POL-ADM.2018.38 Leaves of Absence was updated to meet the newest version of the Employment Standards Act including removing the 2 days paid Emergency Leave. BMPL, like TBM have chosen to incorporate these two days for part-time staff into the Sick Leave program, so no benefits or compensation were lost due to recent changes to the Act.


  • The Board passed an Advocacy Plan at the June meeting. This plan includes the plan of 2019 Deputations to Council and other methods of communicating and gathering feedback from the community.

Service Excellence

  • The BMPL is hosting the 3rd Annual Canada Day Eve Party.  After outgrowing the annual parking lot party, we moved to the BVCC and began this event.  Join us 4-9 for family fun, live band, food and the licensed tent before the fireworks.

  • A survey and Information Session on the current state of Inter-Library Loan Ontario (ILLO) program, and BMPLs future participation in the program occurred in June.  Less than 2% of the active card holders participated in the consultation and feedback opportunity. The Board thanks those who took the time to participate in the consultation. We regret the three-month interruption of service while we waited on the provincial budget decisions and then we took the time to consult with our community on the future of the program. This program will be reinstated on July 3 as a pilot program while we determine how the new model will work across the province. Donations to maintain this program are being accepted with official tax receipts available for those over $25.

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